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the decline of hip hop

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The decline of hip-hop

Name: Georjette Jeanlouis
Class: English CP
Date: 6/6/2014
 There are many definitions of this term called hip-hop; mainly hip-hop is not just a genre of music… or just a word. Hip-Hop is a lifestyle some people live by that is consisting of four elements-- such as break dancing, graffiti art, disc jockey, and master of comedy-- coining together to form this term called “Hip- Hop”. Hip-hop has taken America by the storm with their new fashion trends, latest music. Although it was originally created by, black people this new culture has (influence) worldwide. Throughout the years, hip-hop has negatively influenced society's perception of black culture. Hip-hop is now used to spread messages that degrade woman, promote drug use, glorify violence, and glamorize materialism. In the streets of 1970s in south Bronx, one of the toughest streets in New York a new era has affected our black communities: and this era is called “Rap and Hip-Hop”. Although some might not know, it but Rap and Hip-hop are too different style of music. when listening to (rap music) its more with Rhyming, with vulgar words, and raw beats-- some rap artists are Mos Def, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Wu- Tang, and Dr. Dre. As For hip- hop, it’s really popular in the black community because it has more of upbeat dance music, and less vulgarity in their lyrics, some hip-hop artist can be Outkast, P Diddy, Nelly, Ja Rule, and a lot more. During the 1980s, hip-hop and rap both represent the culture, of African American, history, identity, and community. Disc jockey became one of the popular instrument that is required a turntables, and some record players of the popular songs back in the day. Disc jockey emerge in the year of 1909 back then it was called (disco jockey) but years later the named changed to disc Jockey or more common one DJ. DJ has helped improve the Hip-hop culture, no longer, as they would pick out music they were known as Artist and musicians. A young artist DJ Kool Herc made (“himself the father of hip-hop”), because he was known to take to identical records at the same time to extend the music longer. D’s now are manipulating songs to create new exciting beats Hip- hop is known for its creativity, such as their street dancing to graffiti art. In the late early day’s young people lack of dancehalls around their communities, so instead they come together to show off their moves in the streets: hence the name street dancing. This style of dancing is not like ballroom dancing or the cha-cha slides; it’s different from all the other dancing. Street dancing or break dancing was very popular especially for many youth and gangs. Certain gang member would come together and have a dance battle to win respect, turf, and money. Soon these games become known as their dance crew roaming in south Bronx streets and break dancing.  Over the years black people has showed a lot of creativity by their style in music, dancing, instruments, and fashion. Now young black people use their artistic ability to break the law-- Without using canvases, paper, or clay to paint their masterpiece— a group of people head to the streets and start painting on billboards, rundown buildings, or even the subway. These are not just any painting art: its graffiti art. Certain people consider graffiti art as vandalism and a way to ruin other people properties. Graffiti art is one of the elements of the hip-hop community. It graffiti art is away to show their artistic value, some people want their art to be seen by the whole world. Also, the graffiti artist would use complex calligraphic symbols to tag their name, or their crew name to claim their turf. With a bunch of name, tagging comes a “piece” a highly composed mural depicting a word or words, background, character, quotes, and messages that grabs audience attention. One of the famous murals was CRACK IS WACK!’ Second Avenue and 128th Street, overlooking the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, East Harlem.  By Keith Haring. As the 20th century just ended the new hip-hop, still remain strong and mean something to people, but generations through generations, hip-hop helped influence people but it is not always in a good way. Unfortunately, corporate sales sell decided to take a difference approached over the contact of hip-hop music, they helped motivated artiest by selling music. Nowadays popular music videos you see today involve half-naked woman in your television screen: apparently sex sells... allot. Many rap and hip-hop artist use these women as sex objects in their music videos; they’re nothing more but property to them. These females behind the scene are call “video vixen”. Most videos you might come across from are Big Sean A$$, make it nasty by Tiega, whisper song by Ying yang twins, and a bunch of other videos. Not only rappers are degrading women but they are also degrading themselves. During this generation, hip-hop music videos are all about woman half naked shaking for money. Also, it is not just the video it’s self it is also the lyrics to the song. “Men of the year” by ScHoolboy Q, “Bruh, I see, girls everywhere, Titty, ass, hands in the air, it's a party over here Shake it for the man of the year, Uh, man of the year, man of the...” bounce surrounding by a bunch of girls around him. What he is trying to say the more money, and the women you have you will become the man of the year. With the new growth of hip-hop not only it helps degrade females but also promote a lot of drug use in their videos, and their lyrics. Today we see rappers talk about being high as they can ever be. Today one of the saddest moment in history is that hip-hop has lost its artistic view. Around the 70s, 80s, and 90s, rappers, like Biggy Smalls, and Tupac would rap about the struggle that went through to make it in life. Female hip-hop groups like TLC singing about safe sex and. Now it is about winning awards, and popularity. As long as these people are making money, they all forgot what hip hip-hop is truly about. What help made hip-hop to grab a lot of audience attention is a group of young artistic mind in south Bronx New York come together and starts to rap. What is the meaning of “hip-hop”? Has a lot of meaning to certain people. Throughout the years, hip-hop has negatively influenced society's perception of black culture. Hip-hop is now used to spread messages that degrade woman, promote drug use, glorify violence, and glamorize materialism.

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